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  • DFEC clarifies reimbursement policies on physician dispensed medications

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | May 29, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Physician Dispensing


  • South Carolina limits initial opioid prescriptions

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    | May 18, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Pain Management, Formularies, Opioids
    The new law, signed May 15, 2018, limits initial opioid prescriptions for acute or postoperative pain management to a seven-day supply, with exceptions.


  • Oklahoma enacts opioid prescribing restrictions

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | May 08, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Pain Management, Opioids, Formularies
    Oklahoma Senate Bill 1446, effective November 1, 2018, limits opioid pain medication to a 7 day-supply.


  • North Carolina Workers’ Comp. Opioid Treatment Rules Approved

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | May 01, 2018
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    Workers' Compensation, Pain Management, Opioids, Formularies
    North Carolina’s Rules Review Commission (RRC) recently approved the opioid treatment rules submitted by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The new rules address requirements for the use of opioid analgesics, related prescriptions and pain management treatment for injured workers in both the acute and chronic phases.


  • Pennsylvania Legislature passes workers’ compensation drug formulary bill

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    • Optum Workers' Comp
    | Apr 20, 2018
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    evidence-based prescription formulary, formulary, Workers' Compensation, State Formulary, Drug Formulary, Formularies
    On April 16, 2018, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took a step forward in requiring utilization of a drug formulary for workers’ compensation claims in the state. Senate Bill 936, originally failed to pass the House in February on a tie vote of 98-98, however the House approved it this week by a slim margin of 101-92. The bill now heads to Governor Tom Wolf’s desk for his action.



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